Subfamily Zidoninae Adams and A. 1853 (volute)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Volutidae

Parent taxon: Volutidae according to S. N. Nielsen and D. Frassinetti 2007

See also Beu et al. 1990, Ponder and Warén 1988, Stilwell et al. 2004 and Wilson 1994

Sister taxa: Alcithoinae, Amoria, Amoriinae, Athletinae, Aurinia, Benthovoluta, Calliotectinae, Closia, Cymbiinae, Cymbium, Enaeta, Eucymba, Fulgorariinae, Gosavia, Haliinae, Involuta, Notoplejona, Notovoluta, Odontocymbiolinae, Pavora, Phenacoptygma, Scaphella, Scaphellinae, Teremachia, Volutilithinae, Volutinae, Volutoderminae, Yetinae

Subtaxa: Adelomelon Alcithoe Ericusa Guivillea Harpovoluta Iredalina Livonia Mauira Mauithoe Melo Metamelon Miomelon Notopeplum Pachycymbiola Pachymelon Palaeomelon Palomelon Sigaluta Spinomelon Teremelon Zidona Zygomelon

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Type: Zidona

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (3 collections), Australia (3), Brazil (2), Chile (1), Cuba (2), Haiti (2), New Zealand (1), Uruguay (1)

• Pliocene of Australia (3), Chile (3), Haiti (1), New Zealand (3), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (20), Australia (12), Chile (18), Indonesia (1), New Zealand (17)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Argentina (5), Australia (4), New Zealand (8)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Argentina (2)

• Eocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (4), Australia (3), New Zealand (19)

• Paleocene of Antarctica (7)

Total: 149 collections including 238 occurrences

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